I-MAG (acronym of Islamic Magazine) is a free online non-profit islamic English magazine founded by editor-in-chef Hayat Alyaqout and others in February 2005. I-MAG reflects a collaborative teamwork theme based on volunteering; as the editorial board consists of youth from around the world, who gather together via cyberspace. It is affiliated with Nashiri E-publishing House, another non-profit project. Its slogan is Enlighten your I - based on hope that it would enlighten its readers.
I-MAG's website states:
- I-MAG believes in critique and critical thinking, in hopes of presenting intellectual enlightenment. I-MAG sees itself not merely as an electronic publication but rather as an intellectual enlightenment project that plays a part in the social economy; an economy in which responsible and free information is the main merchandise.
Also, i-mag.org.uk is an internet magazine for young people on the east coast. is a new internet magazine for young people that was set up by Jack Howson in 2006. It comprises reports, reviews, games and competitions. The key feature about i-mag is that all it's content is updated and edited by young people. The website is set to be a promising asset for young people on the east coast.
I-MAG contains sections which cover many including:
- Books in Focus
- Eye on I.T.
- In Depth
- Media Perspectives
- Non-profit Organisations
- Occidental View
- Soul Searchers
The diverse content of the magazine aims to appeal to non-Muslims, to encourage them to find an enriching content about Islam.
I-MAG is available for free download via I-MAG’s website as a PDF, as PDF resembles the look of a normal paper magazine, In parallel, PDF can be read on any operating system.
I-MAG was firstly published as a monthly magazine, for the first four issues
; February 2005
, March 2005
, April 2005
and May 2005
. It temporarily stopped for three months, in order to apply a process of evaluation
. Since, I-MAG has returned back as a quarterly magazine, starting from the fifth issue, which was published on September 2005
- February 2005 : First issue
- March 2005 : Second issue
- April 2005 : Third issue
- May 2005 : Fourth issue
- June-August 2005 : Evaluation & Renovation
- September 2005 : Fifth issue (Fall 2005 )
- December 2005 : Sixth issue (Winter 2005 )